Monday, January 22, 2007

Another Mag Bag: the meat tote? the BBQ Bag?

Here's my 2nd Mag Bag. I used book pages this time, from a BBQ cookbook, just because I thought it would be funny to have meat images for a tote. It turned out to be very difficult, the pages are too stiff. I had to use pliers to get the last couple strips woven in. And the contact paper doesn't adhere as well as to the magazine pages because they are so stiff, so it kind of floats in some spots, instead of sticking to the square panels. On the other hand, it's incredibly sturdy. I think it's pretty cool. I'm going to save it to sell in our art show in October.

More inchies!

These are for a swap I'm in , and I finally made it to 100 inchies! I liked coming up with the text, being sometimes cheeky. For instance, there's a bathing beauty that says "Shave Your Pits" and a woman in an apron that says "Cleaning is Fun." Heh.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


These are for a swap I'm doing: they are 1x1 inch, and have to have a background, image, and text. And I have to make 100! It's fun, I just wish I had digital editing skills, because all these are put together by hand, with tiny scissors, and sometimes I'd like to play on the computer and make something but I can't figure out my stupid non-Photoshop software. Wah.

Monday, January 15, 2007


A Twinkie. I really wanted a Twinkie last night. I think what I really want is some cake. Nice moist, spongy cake. With cream filling.

I'm 2 1/2 months pregnant this week, hoorah! No headaches since the pregnancy started, which totally rocks. Good baby. I am nauseated all day and want to sleep 12 hours a day, but I can deal with that.

I lay and think about crafts I want to make, and then I take a nap. I want to make another mag bag, for instance, but I need a nap now.

It's finally normal January weather here, 9 degrees and 6 inches of snow. It's bright white outside and the sun is out and it's just beautiful.

Oh yeah, time for a nap. Scuze me....

Monday, January 01, 2007

Mag Bag close-up

Here you can see some of the woven page panels close up.

Mag Bag other side

New Craft: Tote Bag!

I just made this in the last couple days, with directions from a new fun book I got for Christmas. It's called a "mag bag" cuz it's a tote bag made from magazine pages. The outside and the handles are covered in clear contact paper, which not only makes it more durable but has that nice plasticy look of the 1960s. I used some old magazines I had from the sixties and I love how it turned out.